60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Santa Fe
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Taos
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Farmington
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Roswell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Carlsbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Ruidoso
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Alamogordo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Las Cruces
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Deming
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Socorro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Albuquerque
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

8
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), Pajarito Mountain Ski Area (in Los Alamos) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, hit the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Jemez Mountains
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 9:
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

8
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Classical Gas Museum (in Embudo), Red River (Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, Kenneth Wyatt Gallery, &more) and Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde). The adventure continues: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at Frijoles Canyon, shop like a local with Enchanted Circle Pottery, and have some family-friendly fun at All is Well LC.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in February, with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Red River, Taos Ski Valley, Aztec Mill, Classical Gas Museum, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area ©
Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

5
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Farmington side-trips: Wines of the San Juan (in Blanco), Nageezi (Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Fajada Butte, &more) and Aztec (Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village & Aztec Ruins National Monument). There's still lots to do: stroll around Lions Wilderness Disc Golf Course, explore the activities along San Juan River, look for all kinds of wild species at Berg/Animas Trail, and look for gifts at Toadlena Trading Post.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Farmington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Farmington takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nageezi, Aztec, Wines of the San Juan, Toadlena Trading Post, San Juan River
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Chetro Ketl ©
Chetro Ketl
Lions Wilderness Disc Golf Course ©
Lions Wilderness Disc Golf Course

4
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
When in Roswell, make a side trip to see Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner, approximately Fort Sumner away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable drive along Pecos River, and admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Farmington to Roswell by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Farmington in February, with highs in Roswell at 20°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Singing Road, Bosque Redondo Memorial, Pecos River
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park

5
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Hall of The White Giant, &more). There's lots more to do: cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, and stroll around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Roswell to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. February in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

5
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruidoso: Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln), Runyan Ranches (in Mayhill) and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fort Stanton Museum, shop like a local with Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, head outdoors with Seeping Springs Trout Lakes and RV Park, and make a trip to Monjeau Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ruidoso driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Ruidoso in 3 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad in March, expect Ruidoso to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Carrizozo, Lincoln, Fort Stanton, Ruidoso Downs, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum
Fort Stanton Historical Site ©
Fort Stanton Historical Site

4
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Alamogordo side-trips: Cloudcroft (Osha Trail, Trestle Recreation Area, &more) and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at White Sands National Monument, do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, explore the world behind art at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, and learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alamogordo route planner.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Alamogordo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruidoso in March, expect nights in Alamogordo to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, Tularosa, White Sands National Monument
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Tularosa Vineyards ©
Tularosa Vineyards

7
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Aguirre Spring Campground (in Organ), La Vina Winery (in Anthony) and Hatch Chile Express (in Hatch). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Albino Church, and see the interesting displays at The Zuhl Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Cruces trip maker site.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Cruces are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deming.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

War Eagles Air Museum, Aguirre Spring Campground, La Vina Winery, Hatch Chile Express
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Dripping Springs Natural Area ©
Dripping Springs Natural Area
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Aguirre Spring Campground ©
Aguirre Spring Campground

3
nights
Deming

Deming ©
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Explore Deming's surroundings by going to Silver City (Western New Mexico University Museum & Penny Park) and Columbus Depot Museum (in Columbus). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, immerse yourself in nature at City of Rocks State Park, do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and see the interesting displays at Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Deming trip planner.

Getting from Las Cruces to Deming by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Deming sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Deming

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Silver City, Columbus Depot Museum, Rockhound State Park
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room ©
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room
Rockhound State Park ©
Rockhound State Park

3
nights
Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Socorro: Concho Hills Guest Ranch (in Magdalena), Bernardo Wildlife Area (in Bosque) and Truth or Consequences (Riverbend Hot Springs & Carole Wheeler Dog Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, learn more about the world around you at Mineralogical Museum, and tee off at New Mexico Tech Golf Course.

Start your trip to Socorro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Deming to Socorro by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Socorro are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Socorro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Concho Hills Guest Ranch, Bernardo Wildlife Area
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bernardo Wildlife Area ©
Bernardo Wildlife Area
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs

7
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Hollywick Farms (in Sandia Park), Tijeras (Pino Canyon & Piedra Lisa Trail) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). There's lots more to do: visit Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque attractions planner.

You can drive from Socorro to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tijeras, The Stables at Tamaya, Hollywick Farms, Bandelier National Monument, Ojito Wilderness
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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